Arsenal finally open talks with Isco


Arsenal are reported to have opened talks with want-away Real Madrid attacker Isco, who is reportedly keen to part ways with the Spanish La Liga giants.

Some reports claim that he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabéu in winter to unite with his former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and teammate James Rodriguez at Everton.

Isco became a Real Madrid player in 2013 from Malaga in a move that cost La Liga giants £27m, playing over 300 games for the Los Blancos and was directly involved in 105 goals across all tournaments.

In his seven years with the Los Blancos, the Spain international attacker won a total of 16 titles including two La Liga titles and four UCL.

However, the 28-year-old seems to be going down the pecking order at Real Madrid under manager Zinedine Zidane as he has enjoyed just two appearances for the club in La Liga this season.

This development has made him unhappy at the club and seeks to leave for a new challenge with Everton as his preferred destination because of the manager and one of his former teammates.

However, Arsenal are willing o take the chance and are reported to have opened talks with the 28-year-old, with the hope of convincing him for a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The North London outfit are believed to need a creative player in the team alongside new signing Thomas Partey and Isco could be the deal they have been waiting for.

The Gunners had made an attempt to land Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window but they failed to agree on a fee with the French Ligue 1 outfit.

Italian Serie A giants Juventus and Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla are reported to be interested in the signature of Isco while Real Madrid are willing hand him a temporal move on the condition that is full salary would be covered before he secures a permanent deal.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.